It has been long since Facebook started allowing Users to have a vanity URLs for their profiles. The suffixes [after facebook.com/***** ] of the Vanity URLs were call the Usernames. These usernames were first supposed to be constant and Facebook dint allow anyone to change these. But after some Trademark infringement issues and inappropriate Usernames were set, Facebook made a small change in this rule and started allowing to change the Usernames [but only once]
How to set your Facebook username
Just login to Facebook and visit this URL. Here, you will be asked for the Username suffix you want in your Facebook vanity URL.
You don’t need to worry about the people visiting your profile as they will be automatically transferred to your new Vanity URL. Just keep in mind that you are supposed to use only “.” marks and Alpha Numeric characters in this field.
Tip: Keep this username as your Name or your Promotional keyword or your Brand name for Promotional purpose and SEO advantage.
You can observe my User Profile URL as http://www.facebook.com/Rohit.Sane.techfreakstuff, so my username is Rohit.Sane.techfreakstuff.
- Also, the Fan Page of Tech-Freak Stuff is using the username TechFreakStuff, so its URL becomes http://www.facebook.com/TechFreakStuff
How to Change your Existing Vanity URL Username
It may happen that you are already using a username of your choice but you feel the need to change it, because you come to know about some mistakes in selecting that name. So here is how to go about it. Remember that you can do this only once!
Login to your facebook account and visit this URL. You will see something like the Screenshot below:
Now click on the change option as shown in the screenshot and check for the available Usernames.
You may select anyone, but remember that this will be your permanent one. You won’t be able to change it again in future, so think twice before confirming.
Note: I was out of town for 10 days, so was not able to update my blog properly. You will get to see timely updates from now on. Thanks for understanding!